Ollivander's Wand Kit: Grab and Go

A scroll with the word Ollivanders in cursive with a wand emitting yellow and purple light.

Attention all Hogwarts students! Looking for a wand for this upcoming school year? Ollivander has created a special wand kit for wizards ages 9-17. Each wand kit includes assembly instructions, a wooden rod, magic clay, and three wand cores. Sign up for Ollivander's Wand Kit, while supplies last, and create your own wand at home!

 

Traditionally, the "wand selects the wizard," and you can take the Pottermore wand quiz to find out what wand you would have at Hogwarts. Or you can select a wand core that fits your personality from this wand core page.

 

Patrons ages 9-17 are welcome to register for a wand kit from Wednesday, 8/12 through Wednesday, 8/19. Registered patrons will be contacted on Monday, 8/24 to schedule a time to pick up their kits. 

 

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, August 12 (All day) to Wednesday, August 19 (All day)

Howell Nature Center: Fantastical Beasts

Dreaming of dragons, gryphons, more? Look no further than your own backyard for beasts of myth and legend! Explore the magical adaptations of Michigan’s wildlife with this live animal presentation including native birds, mammals, and reptiles and learn that the supernatural is just that – SUPER NATURE!

The program will be presented by a trained educator from Howell Nature Center via Zoom. Please click the following link, on August 28 @ 2:00PM, to join the fun! Zoom Program Link

 

 

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Friday, August 28 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online Fantastical Beasts

Far and Away Virtual Storytime

Far and Away Storytime

Hello Storytime families! We know you love listening to stories and singing songs. It's been along time since we have been able to share these things with you. We really miss you during this time and that is why we are excited to present to you our Far and Away Virtual Storytime series. Each storytime link will go live on Wednesday mornings at 10:00AM starting on May 13, 2020. You will get to watch your favorite librarians present their favorites stories from home and even meet some new faces, as well. We look forward to presenting our storytimes to you in person, but until then we are with you from Far and Away!

 

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Canton Prep Finals Study Hall

Calling all Canton Prep students! Do you need a place to study for finals? We are here for you! Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our Community Room for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies and GOOD LUCK!

 

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Finals Movie Madness

Finals are over and school is out for the afternoon. Come in and catch a movie on the big screen. You are welcome to bring your own blankets, pillows and snacks.

She's back! Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. Watch her go in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Rated PG.

 

 

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UM STEM - Fall 2019

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required and begins October 24, 2019.

 

* Colonizing Mars - If mankind were to expand it's horizons on to other planets, we would have to use multidisciplinary engineering to create thriving spaces. How would you plan to live on Mars?

* STEM in Forensics - Forensics science is used to solve mysteries every day! Learn how chemistry and biology are key scientific principles used to solve crimes.  

 

 

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Author Marcus Granderson

Canton Public Library is very pleased to welcome Marcus Granderson. He used to visit this library when he was young so it really is a homecoming of sorts as he shares his journey from Canton to cum laude graduate of Harvard and now onto New York speech writer, podcaster and author of his debut literary collection, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black BoyThis work is a collection of moments in time and as one reviewer notes "...the honesty of human experience pours off of each page." Join us as Marcus shares his experience with us all. Copies of Marcus's book will be on sale at the event.

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Professional Possibilities

Hey teens! There are LOTS of different paths in life. Some require a four-year degree and others do not. In celebration of Career Development Month in November, come and hang with some folks who have taken the road less traveled. Bring a friend, enjoy some snacks in the teen area and find out what it is like to pursue an "under the radar" career from people who have forged their own path in life – like an electrician, a tattoo artist, an entrepreneur, and a culinary artist (to name a few). It is YOUR life – what do you want to do with it?

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2019 CPL Music Fest

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Join us for a free, all day, ALL AGES music celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019. No registration required.

10:00AM - Kevin Devine -  Kevin Devine is an award-winning children's entertainer, songwriter & recording artist specializing in rollicking participatory concerts for children & families full of sing-alongs & dancing. Mr Devine is from Ann Arbor and has performed thousands of concerts from Michigan to Alabama to Maine and he has written more than 1,200 songs for albums, films & TV shows like Barney & NCIS. This performance is recommended for our younger patrons and their familes and will take place instead of the morning's Family Storytime.

11:30AM - Sangeeta's Dance and Music of India - Sangeeta Kar is an internationally renowned exponent of Odissi, the oldest classical dance form of India. She is also an award winning singer and performs regularly on Indian TV, movies, stage, and CDs. “Education through entertainment” is Sangeeta’s motto. She has reached out to all ages and in many kinds of venues through her interactive presentations. Sangeeta has presented successful workshops in the United States, Canada, and India and posesses a performance expertise that has transported audiences to ancient India for many many years.  

12:30-1:45PM - Family Craft Session - In keeping with CPL's throwback 80's celebration come on in to the Friends' Activity Room and get your 80's craft on. Don't want to go home for lunch? We will have tables set up for you here, as well. Bring your own packed lunch and fuel up for our 2:00PM music performance right on site.  

2:00PM - Detroit Steam Pistols - Based out of the Flint area, four creative artists join together to create music with a powerful edge of funk-R&B-rock-hip/hop steam. If you like harmony, classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, these ol' time hippies at heart have joined together to give that experience of love, peace and joy of the era.

4:00PM - Il Segreto String Quartet - Il Segreto String Quartet is Detroit's "progressively motivated contemporary string quartet" They perform traditional classical music, as well as a wide variety of pop and rock arrangements. Their extensive repertoire and professional experience are sure to provide the perfect atmosphere for any celebration, especially one like the CPL Music Fest. Il Segreto has won two Detroit Music Awards for “Outstanding Small Classical Ensemble," in 2014 and 2016.

 

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Lightning Robotics, FIRST team #862 Demo

Local award winning Lightning Robotics, operating out of Plymouth Canton Community Schools, functions according to the following values: Student leadership, Teamwork, Resilience, Inspiration, Knowledge, and Engagement and has done so for 20 years! We are thrilled to have the group demo their robots for us this afternoon.
 

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